stream/download: jade de lafleur’s ep ‘jaded’
By Sound Check
February 4, 2014
Jade De LaFleur’s nine-track EP Jaded is a sound body of work showcasing her immense abilities as a singer and a songwriter. Her synthesis of blues, r&b and soul will capture your attention for all of the right reasons. She can sing. She can write music and she does it well. Besides, the accompanying visuals manage to encapsulate the music perfectly.
You may have heard of the Louisiana songstress last year when she was featured on Saint Heron, the compilation album delivered to us by afrolicious superstar, Solange.
By Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK Contributor *
The cleverly titled “Blue Notes and Green Trees” has a moody blues feel, whilst the mischievous visuals depict Jade as a ‘cook’ who conspires with her beau (portrayed by fellow singer Ro James) to turn over the local drug dealer whose employ she is under. It’s all very cloak and dagger, but very cool.
Popular single “Jaded” is of course featured on the EP. How could it not be? This track helped to catapult Jade LeFleur directly into the limelight. It’s a tune which somehow simultaneously manages to both warm and break your heart.
Lines like this:
“It’s so dark in here/Under these lights/ Feels like I’m alive/ Paralyzed…”.
Superbly illustrate the longtime paradox of love. The joy and the pain. We’ve all been there.
The Nicolas Brown-produced “Smokin’ In My Car” is more upbeat and by far, the standout tune of the entire project.
Head on down to iTunes and purchase Jaded.
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